Franz Gastler – MAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this extremely rare and wonderful awakened male soul. Born in the west, and guided to the east, this gentle man devotes his life to the betterment of the lives of women and girls inside the slums of India. He is a testament to the belief that women will always work for their growth, and usually carry most of the weight in any situation of struggle. His work thrives through a philosophy that athletics and education are the keys … [Read more...]

Columbia, Bogota – Progress for Women and Young People

BOGOTA — UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin visited Colombia, for the first time, to review the country's progress in reducing maternal deaths and teen pregnancy, two of the indicators for the Millennium Development Goal on improving maternal health. Day One: Dr. Osotimehin began his visit touring two health centres in Bogota, where UNFPA has been supporting the work of the city's Health Secretariat. In Bosa, one of Bogota's most populous neighbourhoods— with one of the … [Read more...]

Presidential High Commissioner for Women’s Equality – Bogota, Columbia

Michelle Bachelet, and the Presidential High Commissioner for Women’s Equality Good afternoon to you all. I would like to commence by extending a warm thank you to you all for attending this press conference this afternoon, and for having continued to give such comprehensive and impartial press coverage to events that, whether directly or indirectly, relate to the human rights of women. I would also like to thank President Santos for the invitation that he has so kindly extended … [Read more...]

BOGOTA – Margot Wallström hears stories of sexual violence

Margot Wallström hears stories from survivors of sexual violence in an IDP community, 100 km from Bogota, Colombia. UN Photo/R. Riveros Colombia must increase its efforts to fight impunity for crimes of sexual violence, a United Nations envoy said today, adding that such efforts should be paired with assistance to survivors and victims.“I understand that the country as a whole wants to look to the future, instead of dwelling on the past, but there can be no lasting peace without security … [Read more...]

UN WOMEN – Career Opportunity

Employment UN Women Personal History Form (P11) - Required when applying for all vacancies. UN Women is now hiring expert practitioners for the following assignments. (Please contact us if you have questions.) Policy Specialist (Data and Research – Progress of the World’s Women) Location: New York Post Level: P3 Application Deadline: 5 December, 2011 External Relations Specialist (Intergovernmental Support) Location: New York Post Level: P3 Application Deadline: 5 … [Read more...]

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